NUM wor­ried about in­tim­i­da­tion

The Star Early Edition - - COMPANIES -

THE NA­TIONAL Union of Minework­ers (NUM) said yes­ter­day that it was “deeply wor­ried” about in­tim­i­da­tion, ha­rass­ments, sus­pen­sions and as­saults of its mem­bers by the mine man­age­ment at the PMG Mine in the North­ern Cape.

“The com­pany has em­ployed the ser­vices of heav­ily armed se­cu­rity guards to ha­rass, in­tim­i­date and as­sault NUM mem­bers at the mine,” al­leged the union.

“One NUM mem­ber was as­saulted by the mine se­cu­rity last week and another mem­ber who is a su­per­vi­sor at the min­ing de­part­ment was sus­pended on Fri­day last week by PMG Mine af­ter he ques­tioned the mine man­ager why the NUM mem­ber was as­saulted.”

The union said it was “deeply con­cerned” that a worker, who was as­saulted by the se­cu­rity last week, was sus­pended yes­ter­day morn­ing af­ter he opened a case at the lo­cal po­lice sta­tion. He is charged with bring­ing the com­pany into dis­re­pute.

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